Tulisan is the knife defence art of Bakbakan Kali Ilustrisimo and has proven itself to be highly effective in actual confrontations since its inception during the early 1980's.


Structured by Grandmaster Reynaldo Galang, the Tulisan system is heavily informed by the concepts, strategies and tactics of the late Grandmaster Antonio 'Tatang' Ilustrisimo.


The focus of Tulisan is never wavering from the pragmatic and combat-tested philosophy of Grandmaster Ilustrisimo.  As such, the art contains no wasted or superfluous movements, as each action is precise and functional.

Bakbakan UK offers extensive and intensive training in all aspects of the Tulisan Knife Defence System to anyone over the age of 16 years.  Structured and progressive training is available to all, regardless of background or experience.

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